Religions need people to come to these churches regularly so the message can be enforced and reinforced.
"religion is 99% ceremony and 1% faith"
I also thought it was strange that "God" does not have a physical form and does not need such a large house (church) with ornate gold sculptings, while homeless people sleep out in the cold streets.
I should let it be made clear that I am an Atheist, thank God :)
Jesus hung around with thieves, murders and prostitutes, he was not a member of any religion and he gave all his stuff away.
Now look at the church, which is supposed to represent him.
I think even religious people are becoming critical of the church.
The church no longer have the power they used, thank God :)